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January 28th, 2024 Share:  

If you’re seeking fun in Illinois and Iowa this week, you want to check out the Fun10!

Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!

Every week, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.

So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…

Embrace the Winter With A Fun Event Next Weekend

Embrace the Winter next weekend, Feb. 2-4, throughout Clinton and Fulton!

Three days of events throughout Clinton & Fulton, engaging all ages & walks of life! Five marquee events will anchor the weekend, with every business & organization encouraged to participate in any way they desire. The goal is to have at least 50 different things for people to choose from over the weekend, & to give out of town visitors a reason to stay overnight.
Check the pinned post for a schedule of events which will stay updated as things are confirmed!
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Reptile Show Slinking Into Davenport

A Reptile Show is coming to 2902 E. Kimberly Road in Davenport Feb. 2!

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for an exhilarating adventure into the world of scales, tails, and extraordinary creatures at the Show Me Reptile Show! 🦎🐍
Calling all herpetology enthusiasts, critter lovers, and reptile aficionados, this event is your passport to a reptilian wonderland where you can not only admire these remarkable animals but also take home a scaly friend of your very own!
Picture a world where the spotlight shines on nature’s most awe-inspiring creations, from majestic pythons to the enigmatic chameleons, all gathered under one roof for your viewing pleasure. It’s not just an ordinary outing; it’s a full-blown reptilian extravaganza!
Feast your eyes on these prehistoric survivors, marvel at their colors, patterns, and behaviors, and gain insights into their captivating world through informative displays and passionate experts. Whether you’re a seasoned reptile keeper or a novice with a budding interest, there’s always something new to learn and explore.
Feeling adventurous? Test your bravery by holding a friendly gecko or snapping a photo with a gentle tortoise – it’s a chance to prove you’ve got what it takes to be a reptile whisperer!
But here’s the icing on the cake: the Show Me Reptile Show features a bustling marketplace where you can find a treasure trove of scaly companions, from adorable hatchlings to unique and exotic species. Terrariums, accessories, and expert advice to create the perfect habitat are also at your fingertips.
So, save the date, reptile enthusiasts! The Show Me Reptile Show is not just about witnessing these incredible animals up close, but it’s also your one-stop-shop for bringing home your very own slithering or scaly friend. Join us for a day of unforgettable encounters, amazing reptiles, and the opportunity to find your new cold-blooded companion! 🐢🦎🐍 Don’t miss it – it’s a reptile revolution you won’t want to miss!
VIP 15 Entry at 9AM ticket good for for both days on two day shows. At two day shows doors open at 10am on second day.
General Admission 10 Entry at 10AM
Kids admission 12-7 5
Kids 6 and under are FREE!!!!!
Military, First Responder and Teachers are 50% off of general admission with ID. Please no OUTSIDE ANIMALS

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Experimental Show Hits Rock Island’s Rozz Tox Tonight

Cool experimental noise, sound collage, ambient and more comes to Rozz-Tox January 28!

Mykola Haleta – artist, educator, graphic designer, musician, etc. coming down from Wisconsin
Current Projects:
Haleta Wellins Winter Mountain: (Lexie Mountain, Matt Wellins, Kevin Winter, Mykola Haleta)
https://haletawellinswintermountain.bandcamp.com/album/haleta-wellins-winter-mountain;
Past Projects:
Voltage Spooks: (Keith Rowe, Rick Reed, Mykola Haleta)
https://www.discogs.com/release/3797602-The-Voltage-Spooks-Boston-2007
WZT Hearts: (Shaun Flynn, Jeff donaldson, Jason Urick, Mykola Haleta)
https://pitchfork.com/artists/4907-wzt-hearts/

Chachka – artist and sound collager from Iowa City
https://chachka.bandcamp.com/music

Haunter – guitar based drone/noise from Iowa City
https://haunter0.bandcamp.com/

Elliott Bay Towers – theatrical sound focused performance group from the QC
https://www.facebook.com/ebt1901/

Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.
Admission is $5-10.

Learn more: SHOW

Cool Experimental Show Comes to Ross-Tox January 28

 

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Brown Bag Concerts Return To Bettendorf Library

Live music lovers have cause to rejoice! The
Bettendorf Public Library has published concert dates for its Brown Bag Lunch series through
March. The popular events invite attendees to bring a sack lunch to enjoy alongside a free
music performance. Each concert starts at 12:00 p.m. and is held at the Bettendorf Public
Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Brown Bag Lunch is open to all
ages and registration is not required. Funding for Brown Bag Lunch performances is provided
by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. The dates and performing artists are as follows:

February 16, 2024 – Lojo Russo
March 22, 2024 – Tony Hoeppner
More information about Brown Bag Lunch and other library events can be found at
www.bettendorflibrary.com or by calling 563-344-4175.

Bettendorf Public Library announces upcoming Brown Bag Lunch concert dates 

Lojo Russo at one of her favorite places, Davenport’s River Music Experience.

A ‘Murder’ous New Show Hits Circa ’21 Next Weekend

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning, it is one passenger fewer.

An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer — in case he or she decides to strike again. Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace.

Directed by Cory Johnson, the star studded cast features Kimberly VanDerGinst, Tom Walljasper, Shelley Walljasper, Savannah Bay Strandin, Kyle DeFAuw among others!

Previews Jan 17 & 18, 2024
Runs January 19 – March 2, 2024

Wednesday Matinees
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Evenings

Visit CIRCA ‘21  for more information!

Agatha Christie Classic Hits Circa ‘21 Stage January 17

 

Get Fit On The Skybridge

Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge!

Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins tonwalk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!

Skybridge Fitness, Fleetwood Mac, Pre-Resolutions Fun, And More In This Week's FUN10!

Bootleg Hill Open Mic Showcases Local Talent

Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?

How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?

The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.

Rock Out With Bingo!

It’s time to rock out with rock star bingo!
Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills!
Think you know your music?
If you know what song contains these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo!
“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
What is Rock Star Bingo?
Just like “regular” bingo, but we replaced bingo numbers, like “B16”, with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner!!
It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
According to the folks involved, here are the deets:
**NEW Start Time of 7pm**
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longs
Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!

Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!

#ThisAintYourGrandmothersBingoNight

Trivia Night Hits Bettendorf

Trivia Night Live is rolling into The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7 p.m.!
It’s Trivia Night Live Rockin' The Tangled Wood Tuesday NightFree To Play, with up to eight people per team playing in various categories.

What is Trivia Night Live?

Trivia Night Live is a live interactive team trivia game played at your favorite restaurants and bars. The game consists of four rounds of questions of increasing difficulty and point values. Categories range from current events, history, geography, science, sports, and more….

Trivia Night Live is free to play, and you can have up to 8 members on a team.

Prizes are awarded for the winner of the 1st half and the overall winners win a $25 gift card for 1st Place, $10 for 2nd Place (cannot be used the same night).

We ask a question, and then play a song. Your team has the duration of that song to turn in your answer. No cell phones. web devices or smart watches can be used, just the useless trivial knowledge contained between your ears.

#LiveFromDavenportItsTriviaNight

Get The Blues Every Wednesday At Kavanaugh’s

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.

So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!

Get The Blues, In A Good Way, At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tonight

 

Find Cool Things To Do In Illinois And Iowa This Week
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
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December 24th, 2023 Share:  

If you’re seeking fun in Illinois and Iowa this week, you want to check out the Fun10!

Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!

Every week, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.

So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…

Sevendust Return To The Rust Belt

Sevendust are returning to East Moline’s Rust Belt at 7 p.m. Saturday night!

Tickets are available at the Rust Belt and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Sevendust never follow a linear path. Instead, they continue to bulldoze a lane of their own with a proven
one-two punch of rumbling grooves, unpredictable riffing, and stirringly soulful vocals unlike anything else
in hard rock. As a result, their music connects straight to the heart as evidenced by their full-contact live
shows and diehard “family” of fans. It’s why they’ve been around since 1994, tallied global sales of seven
million, logged three gold-selling albums, delivered three Top 15 debuts on the Billboard 200, and
garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance.” They’re the rare
force of nature who not only graced the bills of Woodstock and OZZfest, but also Shiprocked! and Sonic
Temple and some of the largest stages around the globe. Along the way, they’ve notably collaborated with
everyone from members of Deftones, Daughtry, and Staind to Alter Bridge, Periphery, and Xzibit. 2020
saw them deliver one of the most-acclaimed albums of their career with Blood & Stone, which Metal
Hammer christened “Sevendust’s best work in years” and Outburn dubbed “everything a Sevendust fan
could want.”

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Dueling Pianos Come To Edisons

Get ready for an unforgettable night of Dueling Pianos with Felix And Fingers at Edison’s at 7 p.m. Saturday night! This event, at 3579 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, is all about YOU – the audience – we want you to be part of the action! Request your favorite songs and watch these incredible pianists try to outdo each other with their fast fingers and crazy improv skills.
Gather your friends and family, bring your singing voices and get ready to experience Edison’s like you never have before.
Tickets starting at $25. Ask about our VIP Tables and packages.
Secure your tickets NOW by texting “PIANO30′ to 563-650-0243
Doors open at 5pm, show begins at 7pm!
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Doom Scrollers Debuts This Week

Join iconic hosts Donny Townsend and Andrew King as they guide you (and 3 comedian panelists) through the infinite abyss of cringe, conspiracy, and unintended hilarity- that’s right- social media!

WHEN: December 28 – 7:30pm

WHERE: Front Street Brewery Tap Room.

HOW MUCH: Free admission.

WHO: Mike Steele and Pubali Kundu

LEARN MORE: SOCIAL MEDIA SHOW

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Rosie and the Rivets Coming To Rhythm City

Rosie and the Rivets are coming to Rhythm City Casino for at 8:30 p.m. show Friday night!
Rosie & The Rivets perform the best danceable music of the 1950’s and early 1960’s along with some current hits with a retro twist. Not your typical ‘oldies playing oldies’ band, they perform a high energy show that’s fun for all ages. Rosie & The Rivets feature powerhouse lead vocals, skillful musicianship, tight harmonies and great stage presence. Sticklers for detail, much research went into their stage production; period correct clothes and hair along with vintage guitars, drums, and even microphones assure you’ll be in for a truly theatrical experience both visually and musically.
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Get The Blues At Kavanaughs

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.

So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!

Get The Blues, In A Good Way, At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tonight

‘A Christmas Story’ at Circa ’21

The musical version of the beloved holiday film, “A Christmas Story,” will run through Dec. 30 at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse!

I reviewed the show and I thought it was wonderful. Fans of the film will definitely enjoy it, but even if you’ve never seen the movie, you’ll really love this nostalgic look at Christmas in the midwest in 1940. Get your tickets and find out showtimes by calling (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

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See the Winter Lights in Rock Island

Winter Nights, powered by MidAmerican Energy, are back through Jan. 1 at Quad City Botanical Center!

The event takes place daily 5 to 9 p.m. It’s $10 for adults, $6 youth 2-15 and free for babies.

Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 225,000 glowing lights, featuring new, entertaining experiences. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year. New additions include pocket exhibits, lighted nature motifs, a new dancing light show performance, and two new events.
Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot drinks, cocoa and treats for purchase.
Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.

Get Fit On The Skybridge

Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge!

Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins tonwalk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!

Bootleg Hill Open Mic Showcases Local Talent

Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?

How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?

The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.

Rock Out With Bingo!

It’s time to rock out with rock star bingo!
Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills!
Think you know your music?
If you know what song contains these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo!
“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
What is Rock Star Bingo?
Just like “regular” bingo, but we replaced bingo numbers, like “B16”, with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner!!
It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
According to the folks involved, here are the deets:
**NEW Start Time of 7pm**
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longs
Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!

Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!

#ThisAintYourGrandmothersBingoNight

 

Find Cool Things To Do In Illinois And Iowa This Week
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
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